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[movies]Fighting Global Warming One House at a Time - Mark Cohen
"Fighting Global Warming One House at a Time " is the story of Maryland's first 90% renewable energy home. It explains  how one Takoma Park family is fighting global warming on a budget, and how you can do it too.
Keywords: global warming; energy; efficiency; solar; photovoltaic; conservation
Downloads: 7,536 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Artistic Eye - Welmoed Laanstra
Artist Linda Hesh proposes placing photo ads in the Washington Post that challenge prejudice.
Keywords: prejudice; art; advertisement
Downloads: 11,192 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]We Are All Smith Islanders: Global Warming in Maryland, Virginia and DC - Mark Cohen
This 2004 "Monty" award-winning film, "We Are All Smith Islanders," demonstrates how global warming is changing the Chesapeake Bay region, using the waning livelihoods of Smith Island watermen as its main example. The film explores how global warming is affecting agriculture, wildlife, health and tourism throughout the Chesapeake Bay, and how the crisis is expected deepen without immediate action. The film also looks at clean energy solutions that can help slow and possibly stop human-induced gl...
Keywords: climate change; global warming; Chesapeake
Downloads: 2,887 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Second Look - Mark Cohen
An excerpt from Howard Kohn's rememberance of his "Rolling Stone" magazine colleague, Hunter S. Thompson.
Keywords: gonzo; fear; loathing
Downloads: 10,882 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
ARE SLOTS THE SALVATION OF HORSE RACING AND FISCALLY STRAPPED STATES? With attendance at horse races steadily declining, and the State of Maryland facing structural budget shortfalls into the foreseeable future, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senate President Mike Miller are once again floating slots at race tracks as the horse racing industry’s and the state’s fiscal salvation. But based upon the experience of neighboring states, the Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green reports that slots actually di...
Keywords: gambling; slots; horse racing; revenue
Downloads: 1,003 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER KATRINA: WILL NEW ORLEANS SURVIVE? Eighteen months after Katrina, in March 2007, the Big Easy was anything but. With its population halved, New Orleans nonetheless still led the country in crime. The Lower 9th Ward bore an eerie resemblance to Beirut in the 1980s. Public schools were shuttered or effective police states. The main public hospital was still closed. The city’s underground pipes were leaking more water than people were using...
Keywords: New Orleans; Katrina
Downloads: 2,954 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Peter Davis interview - Mark Cohen
Long before "Fahrenheit 911," there was "Hearts and Minds" (1974), a work that Michael Moore touts as the greatest documentary, perhaps the greatest film, ever made. We talk with "Hearts and Minds" filmmaker Peter Davis, who was at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD, for the film's re-release. (Host: Howard Kohn)
Keywords: Vietnam; Iraq; documentary
Downloads: 1,279 (1 review)
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Melanie Rivera has "last night," for Yehuda Amichai and Taha Muhammed Ali
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 1,175 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]coffeehouse_Nancy_Polikoff_127 - Mark Cohen
A conversation with Nancy Polikoff, author of "Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage".
Keywords: marriage; preference; law
Downloads: 97
[movies]coffeehouse_133_Reuben_Jackson - Mark Cohen
Reuben Jackson reviews Ed Pavlic's poetry about a soul legend, "Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway".
Keywords: Roberta Flack; soul
Downloads: 108
[movies]coffeehouse_134_Chris_Van_Hollen - Mark Cohen
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee whose efforts helped Democrats pick up another 22-plus seats in the 2008 elections, solifying their majority. Here, Van Hollen addresses the 2008 campaign, his role in the Democratic leadership, and energy and climate change policy in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill. (Host: Mike Tidwell)
Keywords: politics; Obama; Congress; climate change; energy
Downloads: 79
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Robert_Scott - Mark Cohen
Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute discusses the scope of the global recession and the impact that the Obams stimulus plan may have.
Keywords: economy; recession; stimulus
Downloads: 217
[movies]coffeehouse_Marc_Mauer_125 - Mark Cohen
The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, and racial minorities are imprisoned more at a greater rate than whites. Why? Angela Jordan DAvis chats with Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project.
Keywords: sentencing; prisons; incarceration; racial disparity
Downloads: 106
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
Co-producer Mark Ruppert describes who participates in the wacky, innovative 48 Hour Film Project.
Keywords: film; festival; shorts
Downloads: 152
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Roxanne_Brown - Mark Cohen
A Blue Green Alliance aims to turn the stimulus package into a green jobs boom. This will be explored at a February 2009 conference in Washington, DC, "Good Jobs, Green Jobs." Among the conference organizers if Roxanne Brown of the Steelworkers Union.
Keywords: labor; jobs; green; climate
Downloads: 196
[movies]coffeehouse_137_OBB - Mark Cohen
A billboard for episode 137: The global recession and how to respond with Dr. Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute: The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act impact with Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Families; can coal be made to burn cleanly with Kare Rooth of Greenpeace USA; a Sam Kittner photo essay on the inauguration of President Barack Obama; poetry by Kwame Alexaner and music by ilyAIMY.
Keywords: recession; economy; equal pay; discrimination; coal; climate; inauguration; poetry; music
Downloads: 298
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Sharyn_Tejani - Mark Cohen
Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Families discusses the passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Keywords: women; equality; pay equity
Downloads: 256
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
Father Robert Drinan died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure on January 28, 2007 at age 86. Drinan was a priest, a congressman, law school dean, law professor and author. He was the first sponsor of a resolution to impeach President Nixon and a leading advocate of the creation of an international criminal court. In an interview in October 2001, Fr. Drinan talks about how the US response to the 911 attacks might have been different if there were then an international criminal court...
Keywords: priest, congressman; law professor; 911; international criminal court
Downloads: 248
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Chungmi Kim offers "The Color of My Dress"
Keywords: poetry; Korean; dress
Downloads: 197
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Judith Harris offers "Fisherman's Flies"
Keywords: poet; poem; poetry
Downloads: 585
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Leah Harris offers a powerful poetic indictment of the US war in Iraq in "What They're Selling." View a clip from her reading on The Coffee House TV show.
Keywords: poetry; Iraq
Downloads: 168
[movies]The Coffee House - WorkLife - Mark Cohen
Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute, maintains that the Bush Administration's efforts to change overtime pay rules could severely hurt working families.
Keywords: overtime; pay; labor
Downloads: 127
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
The job of prosecutors is to do justice but, argues Angela Jordan Davis, their power to charge citizens with crimes is largely unchecked and their process for making charging decisions largely hidden from the public. Now a law professor at American University’s law school, Davis previously served as the director of the Public Defender Service in the District of Columbia. She finds that prosecutors’ subconscious racial and class bias, and occasional abusive conduct, like failing to disclose e...
Keywords: prosecutor; justice
Downloads: 130
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Kate_Rooth - Mark Cohen
Kate Rooth of Greenpeace USA talks about a forthcoming mass civil disobedience protest against so-called "clean coal" and global warming.
Keywords: coal; global warming; civil disobedience
Downloads: 534
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_129_Mission_Acomplished - Mark Cohen
Film of White House protesdt on 5th anniversary of President Bush declaring "mission accomplished."
Keywords: Mission accomplished
Downloads: 163
[movies]The Coffee House - 21st Century Life - Mark Cohen
Ben Larson is the publisher of a new magazine about eating well and doing well called "Edible Chesapeake".
Keywords: food; chesapeake; sustainable
Downloads: 200
[movies]coffeehouse_Wilma_Liebman_126 - Mark Cohen
National Labor Relations Board member Wilma Liebman, who was originally appointed by President Clinton, discusses the Bush Board's consistent whittling away at the rights of employees to collectively bargain.
Keywords: labor; NLRB
Downloads: 98
[movies]coffeehouse_Edwin_Black_132 - Mark Cohen
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE OIL STOP FLOWING? Thatâs the subject of author Edwin Blackâs latest exploration. He argues that if Iran or terrorists were to blockade the Straits of Hormuz, and the supply of oil were seriously impeded, a cataclysm could quickly follow. Heâs got The Plan to avoid a catastrophic outcome but Blackâs not firing ay silver bullets. (Host: Mark Cohen)
Keywords: oil; emergency; Hormuz; terrorism
Downloads: 151
[movies]coffeehouse_131_Alan_Morrison - Mark Cohen
Constitutional law expert and advocate Alan Morrison discusses the Supreme Court's decision striking down the District of Columbia's strict handgun control law.
Keywords: Constitution; Second Amendment; DC gun law
Downloads: 107
[movies]coffeehouse_John_Powers_124 - Mark Cohen
NIH infectious diseases expert Dr. John Powers discusses the MRSA superbug.
Keywords: MRSA; superbug
Downloads: 132
[movies]coffeehouse_Reuben_Jackson_124 - Mark Cohen
Reuben Jackson reviews a collection of poems by Islamic detainees at Guantanamo.
Keywords: poetry; Islam; Guantanamo
Downloads: 61
[movies]coffeehouse_Bernie_Horn_126 - Mark Cohen
Author Bernie Horn discusses his primer on progressive political campaigns, "Framing the Future."
Keywords: politics; frames; progressive
Downloads: 49
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_130_Rick_Piltz - Mark Cohen
RELUCTANTLY, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION JOINS THE GLOBAL CONSENSUS ON CLIMATE SCIENCE Having shuffled from promising to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant, to denying that human activity was causing global warming, to asserting that the science on climate change was uncertain, President Bush appears bent on completing two terms in office without taking significant action to address climate change...
Keywords: climate; Bush; assessments; McClellan; censorship
Downloads: 185
[movies]coffeehouse_Nina_Watt_Keith_Thompson_127 - Mark Cohen
Dancers Nina Watt and Keith Thompson discuss their works.
Keywords: dance; choreography
Downloads: 107
[movies]coffeehouse_Stewart_Schwartz_135 - Mark Cohen
Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on a transportation infrastructure stimulus package for the Obama Administration.
Keywords: stimulus; transportation; highways; ICC
Downloads: 131
[movies]coffeehouse_Heavner_Cunningham_125 - Mark Cohen
A discussion of the Maryland Climate Commission's radical, interim recommendations for addressing global warming with Brad Heavner of Environment Maryland and Bill Cunningham of Unions for Jobs and the Environment.
Keywords: climate; warming; economy; cap and trade
Downloads: 56
[movies]coffeehouse_131_Bill_Kirchen - Mark Cohen
Dieselbilly Bill Kirchen performs the song that gained him a GRAMMY nomination.
Keywords: music; dieselbilly
Downloads: 214
[movies]coffeehouse_Lea_135 - Mark Cohen
The jazzy sounds of singer-songwriter Lea.
Keywords: jazz; blues; singe-songwriter
Downloads: 167
[movies]coffeehouse_David_Lightman_135 - Mark Cohen
McClatchy White House correspondent David Lightman discusses the politics and economics of the auto rescue plan.
Keywords: Detroit; cars; bail-out; rescue
Downloads: 142
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Devon_Chaffee1 - Mark Cohen
THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES REPORT ON BUSH TORTURE PRACTICES & POLICIES It began with a presidential determination that the U.S. need not observe Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention regarding abuse of al Queda and Taliban detainees, and it quickly morphed into an interrogation methodology mirroring that employed by Chinese Communists against American soldiers in Korea. But it was neither humane nor effective, argues Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First...
Keywords: torture; human rights; Bush; Rumsfeld; Obama
Downloads: 222
[movies]coffeehouse_Jon_Carroll_138 - Mark Cohen
GRAMMY/WAMMIE winner Jon Carroll and son Ben perform two original tunes.
Keywords: music
Downloads: 302
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
Poet Rose Solari, author of the collection, "Orpheus in the Park," talks about how she came to merge modern verse with Greek mythology.
Keywords: poetry; mythology; elegy
Downloads: 172
[movies]coffeehouse_Grace_Cavalieri_Dates_125 - Mark Cohen
Poet Grace Cavalieri presents "Dates".
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 57
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_130_Doug_Gansler - Mark Cohen
DOUG GANSLERâS SOPHOMORE SEASON AS MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL. Since becoming Maryland Attorney General in January 2007, Doug Gansler has been called upon to address same-sex marriage (for it), the rights of day laborers (the First Amendment applies), gang activity (tougher laws needed), alco-pops (itâs not beer), air pollutants (inking a record settlement curbing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and soot) and the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay (banning phosphates in dishwater detergent)...
Keywords: prosecution; environment; gangs; Obama
Downloads: 216
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
A documentary look at the insurgent primary campaign of activist and Constitutional law professor Jamie Raskin to capture the Maryland State Senate seat held for 19 years by organization candidate Ida Ruben.
Downloads: 119
[movies]coffeehouse_131_William_Samuel - Mark Cohen
William Samuel, director of the AFL-CIO's Department of Government Affairs reflects on labor's evolving legislative agenda.
Keywords: labor; politics
Downloads: 78
[movies]coffeehouse_131_Christopher_Morgan - Mark Cohen
Dancer/choreographer Christopher Morgan discusses his creations.
Keywords: dance; choreography
Downloads: 124
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_133_Rebecca_Geller - Mark Cohen
Much of the media coverage in the 2008 presidetial election has focused on alleged voter fraud but Rebecca Geller of the Obama Campaign argues the bigger danger is voter disenfranchisement.
Keywords: voter protection
Downloads: 73
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Kwame_Alexander - Mark Cohen
Poet Kwame Alexander ponders "The Corn Rows Crowning Your Spirit."
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 210
[movies]coffeehouse_Chris_Van_Hollen_128 - Mark Cohen
While public attention is focused on the presidential race, the political parties and independent advocacy groups â 527s â are gearing up for a battle over control of Congress. The Democrats reclaimed control of both chambers in 2006 and hope to build on their margin in 2008. We chat with the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD 8th Dist.), about his partyâs prospects in November...
Keywords: Congress: House of Representatives; elections
Downloads: 53
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